Celebrities Who Are Known By Different Names To Friends And Family

What do friends and family call some of your favorite celebrities?
Meghan Markle
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It's common for people to be known by different names or nicknames to friends and family, and celebrities are no different. Buzzfeed has a list of 12 celebrities and the OTHER names they're known by:

1.  Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a.k.a. "AOC."  Most of her close friends and family call her "Sandy."

2.  Grimes' real first name is Claire.  But she hates it.  So she legally changed it from Claire to "C" in 2018.  Apparently, her friends already called her "C".

3.  Anne Hathaway.  Earlier this month, she told Jimmy Fallon that even though she started using the name "Anne" professionally when she was a teen, she hates it and would prefer if everyone called her "Annie," like her friends and family do.

4.  Timothée Chalamet.  His friends call him "Timmy."

5.  Lady Gaga.  Those close to her use her real name, "Stefani."  Even Selena Gomez has referred to Gaga as Stefani.

6.  Lizzo.  Her real name is Melissa, but most people call her by the nickname "Lissa."  Lizzo is a combination of Lissa and the Jay-Z song "Izzo (H.O.V.A.)".

7.  Julianne Moore.  She was born Julie Smith, and everyone still calls her just "Julie."  She changed her name because when she went to join the Screen Actors Guild, there was already a Julie Smith.

8.  Rihanna.  Her close friends and family call her by her real name "Robyn."

9.  Lorde.  Those in her inner circle use her real name "Ella."  Even other singers like Taylor Swift also call her Ella.

10.  Calvin Harris.  His friends call him by his real name "Adam."

11.  Meghan Markle.  She's known as just "Meg" to her close friends.

12.  Christopher Walken.  He was born Ronald Walken . . . and some of his old friends still call him "Ronnie."